Looking to add some mirch masala to your dishes this holiday season? Try this South Asian inspired Thanksgiving dinner menu with your guests. We promise it’ll be a hit!
Since its inception in 1997, the Desai Foundation has continuously strived to fulfill its mission – to empower women and children to dream beyond their circumstances and live a better life.
The series RajasthaNY(C) encapsulates the beauty of Rajasthani tradition fused with the enchantment of New York City.
Getting married is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life—a day that most young girls dream about. What may come second to finding the right guy is finding the perfect bridal outfit.
The AWIB Diwali Celebration of Diwali showed the true connection between art and religion, which all integral when celebrating the beauty and light that is Diwali.
You speak the same language as Distance,
The Language of ache and that of hunger
I lay here forgotten, forsaken
Shivering in the wake of my Past, wallowing in sweet Slumber.
I wanted to come out ahead on Halloween, so instead of waiting for people to ask me what I was supposed to be, I proactively branded myself. “I’m an Indian Jasmine.”
1952, A car has crushed half of your marvelous
Lahore buries the councilman, and five daughters bury a father, You fend alone
Mama, my great-grandmother, your fingers are the point of a needle scratching the doors of a school
Your daughters own the right to education
Here’s my most embarrassing truth: I can’t pronounce my own name. In the U.S., I say Ree-two, rhymes with R2D2. When I say this in India, nobody understands me. A family member will step in, saying my name with the elusive soft th that makes Ree-two become Rih-thu without sounding like a spitting contest—a gentleness that I’ve never been able to replicate.
Amrisa Niranjan, a Guyanese-American artist, celebrated the debut of her art series “Gyal Dem,” where she transformed black and white photos into colorful, playful illustrations that reclaim the narratives of Caribbean women.
I believe that my name is my identity. Being married does not mean that I stop belonging to the family I was born in; I continue to carry my family legacy, married or not.
Boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom’s recent split and public feud cause society to confront a very ugly truth.
The efficacy of social media is obviously unprecedented today. To use that power for good is what’s important. That is exactly why two classical Indian dancers, Srinidhi Raghavan and Sahasra Sambamoorthi’s, work matters right now.
According to legend, the emperor embarked on a pilgrimage, barefoot, from Delhi to seek the blessings of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Sufi Saint on the outskirts of Agra, with unflagging faith and sheer humility. Soon after, he was blessed with the birth of a son. In appreciation for this Saint, the emperor had a monument built, hence Fatehpur Sikri, a synthesis of Islamic and Hindu architecture, exemplifying emperor’s regard for different religions. Emperor Akbar’s legend birthed a notion that, if asked with a pure heart, all wishes at Fatehpur Sikri are granted. People from far and wide come here to have their prayers answered.
Today, we celebrate the fifth International Day of the Girl Child, but when it comes to raising a girl in a South Asian household, we, as parents, are so confused that we pass on that confusion to our girls.
“Beeji everything you’ve given me, I’m taking with me. I’ll use everything you taught me when time comes…I’ll always try to do the right thing.”
Meet Brown Girl of the Month— Owner and choreographer of KARMAGRAPHY—a hidden treasure of South-Asian entertainment—Kavita Rao talks about the vulnerability of being a brown artist, rejecting a performing opportunity at Trump’s inauguration, and the debut of her brainchild Aaja—A Tale of Karmic Destiny.